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Some technical information about the Zaurus machines from http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/LinuxDevices
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* [http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/ZaurusCollie collie]
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* [http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/ZaurusPoodle poodle]
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* [http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/ZaurusC7x0 c7x0] (corgi, shepherd, husky, boxer)
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* [http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/ZaurusAkita akita]
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* [http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/ZaurusSpitz spitz] (borzoi, terrier)
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* [http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/ZaurusTosa tosa]
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Some technical information about the Zaurus machines from http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/LinuxDevices
 
Some technical information about the Zaurus machines from http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/LinuxDevices
  
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For the Zaurus a special kernel+initramfs has been developed.
 
For the Zaurus a special kernel+initramfs has been developed.
This special-purpose kernel is small enough to be flashed on NAND and features a frambefuffer graphical menu for the selection of the boot media containing the kernel which will be kexec'ed.
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This special-purpose kernel is small enough to be flashed on NAND and features a framebuffer graphical menu for the selection of boot media containing the kernel to be kexec'ed.
  
Multipartitioned cards and lot of filesystems supported.
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Multi-partition cards and lots of filesystems supported.
The kernels to be launched are searched in /boot of each available partition as default, but there is a configuration file /boot/boot.cfg allowing to select other kernels, pass a custom cmdline and specify the label and the icon for each.
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The kernels to be launched are searched for in /boot of each available partition.
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There is a also a configuration file (/boot/boot.cfg) which allows selection of other kernels, custom kernel command lines, and specifies the label and the icon for each instance.
  
 
How to install:
 
How to install:
  
Just unpack zaurus-installer-YOURMACHINE.tar.gz on a free partition: the package contains the kexecboot-kernel and the updater.sh utility. Then proceed as usual for flashing (switch off, pull battery out, insert battery again, before inserting AC plug press OK+Power On, in the Japanese Menu select 4 and finally 3 for SD card or 4 for CF).
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Just unpack zaurus-installer-YOURMACHINE.tar.gz on a free partition: the package contains the kexecboot-kernel and the updater.sh utility. Then proceed as usual for flashing (switch off, pull battery out, insert battery again, before inserting AC plug press OK+Power On. In the Japanese Menu select 4 and finally 3 for SD card or 4 for CF).
 
[http://downloads.conics.net/pda/zaurus-sl-c700/service-menus/maint-menu.jpg Screenshot]
 
[http://downloads.conics.net/pda/zaurus-sl-c700/service-menus/maint-menu.jpg Screenshot]
  
For SL-5500 (collie) and optionally for other Zaurus too, flashing is possible just using the routines of the original firmware:  
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For the SL-5500 (collie) and optionally for other Zaurus too, flashing is possible just using the routines of the original firmware:  
 
reset the unit, Press C, and D button during restart.
 
reset the unit, Press C, and D button during restart.
  

Revision as of 12:16, 26 August 2009

Some technical information about the Zaurus machines from http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/LinuxDevices

Some technical information about the Zaurus machines from http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/LinuxDevices

zaurus-installer

For the Zaurus a special kernel+initramfs has been developed. This special-purpose kernel is small enough to be flashed on NAND and features a framebuffer graphical menu for the selection of boot media containing the kernel to be kexec'ed.

Multi-partition cards and lots of filesystems supported. The kernels to be launched are searched for in /boot of each available partition. There is a also a configuration file (/boot/boot.cfg) which allows selection of other kernels, custom kernel command lines, and specifies the label and the icon for each instance.

How to install:

Just unpack zaurus-installer-YOURMACHINE.tar.gz on a free partition: the package contains the kexecboot-kernel and the updater.sh utility. Then proceed as usual for flashing (switch off, pull battery out, insert battery again, before inserting AC plug press OK+Power On. In the Japanese Menu select 4 and finally 3 for SD card or 4 for CF). Screenshot

For the SL-5500 (collie) and optionally for other Zaurus too, flashing is possible just using the routines of the original firmware: reset the unit, Press C, and D button during restart.

See: Flashing-collie

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